ALL LOCATIONS! Cannoli come from the Palermo and Messina areas and were historically prepared as a treat during Carnevale season, possibly as a fertility symbol; one legend assigns their origin to the harem of Caltanissetta. The dessert eventually became a year-round staple throughout Italy.
ALL LOCATIONS! Cannoli are Italian pastries of the Sicily region. The singular is cannolo, meaning “little tube”, with the etymology stemming from the Greek kanna. Cannoli originated in Sicily and are a staple of Sicilian cuisine.